The Pineda Conservatory's Center Stage Program for talented high school students is holding auditions for its 5 week summer program that includes fully staged productions of GUYS AND DOLLS and ON AIR LIVE! 50 Years of Rockin' Hits!. The Center Stage program runs from July 1 to August 4 (closed July 4-7), Monday through Friday, 12:30 to 5:30 at the Cranford Dramatic Club Theatre in Cranford. The training program includes acting, dance, vocal and audtiion training. The staff includes choreographer Christopher Johnson (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Chicago), Ra-Sean Holloway (A Chorus Line, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), director Juan Pineda (Broadway's Miss Saigon), vocal coach Valerie Pineda (Manhattan School of Music), director and choreographer Fausto Pineda (King & I, Grease) and vocal coach Patricia Pineda (VCU).
Enrollment is limited and acceptance is by audition only. Former Pineda Conservatory students have been accepted into some of the nation's leading college theatre programs and conservatories and have gone on to appear in professional theatres and opera houses around the country.
Auditions are being held on February 9th, 10th and 24th by appointment only for students entering 9th grade and up. Appointments can be made by calling (908) 731-1377 or by online submission at http://www.pinedaconservatory.com/Audition-Request.html . Prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre up-tempo and 16 bars of a musical theatre ballad that show range and acting ability. You may not be asked to sing both. Vocal auditions will be followed by a group movement and dance call. Please bring dance clothing (comfortable clothes and dance shoes/sneakers). We recommend all students dress professional for the audition. You will be given time to change. The audition process will take approximately 2 hours. If necessary, call backs will be scheduled on February 24th. Students selected will be given one week to accept their spots or they will be forfeited to our waiting list.
ON AIR LIVE is a fully staged musical tribute to the rockin' roll and pop hits of the last 50 years. This show includes everyone selected for the program, and features those who do not have leads in Guys and Dolls. The show is written specifically for the students featured and has 2 fully staged performances. Everyone in the program also participates in the main stage production of GUYS AND DOLLS. Some roles may be double, triple or quadruple cast.
The Pineda Summer Conservatory also holds a 5 week morning program for middle schoolers featuring a production of The Little Mermaid Jr. and for students in elementary grades 2-5 with a production of 101 Dalmations. For more information visit www.pinedaconservatory.com or call (908) 731-1377.